Backpacking Marinoni Scenic Area (12/9/2022 to 12/11/2022)


Backpacking and Exploring


Friday – Camp at Spy Rock (0.25 mile hike)

Saturday – Drive to Lick Branch Trailhead and hike 3 miles to the Marinoni Scenic Area.  Spend the day exploring the area.  Camp in the Marinoni Scenic Area.

Sunday – Hike 3 miles back to Lick Branch

Departure Time:  

Friday.  Meet at 5:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Depart at 6:00

Return Time:  

Sunday at 1:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.


$25 plus Money for McDonalds or Snacks on the way home.  If time allows.

Packing List: 


Prepare for rain.

See Backpack Checklist on our website.

See How to Pack your backpack.


Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Everyone should have a food buddy.

Backpacking style cooking.  See Backpacking food ideas.

Saturday Breakfast

Saturday Trail Lunch

Saturday Supper

Sunday Breakfast

Money for McDonald’s on Sunday.


Low of 36, High of 56.  Rain Saturday Morning.